Troubleshooting Performance in Azure SQL Database

At some point, whether you’re a DBA, developer, or application administrator, you’re going to find yourself troubleshooting performance in Azure.  Within the Azure Portal you have the capability to look at performance for an Azure SQL Database via the Performance overview and Query Performance insight pages.

Checking Performance in the Azure Portal

If you haven’t worked with SQL Server previously, this is a great place to start as it provides a high level view of system performance, broken out by DTUs, CPU, and data and log I/O.  You can dig into specific queries that might be causing issues through Query Performance Insight,